The United States at the beginning of last week, the unemployment benefits fell below 200,000 people to write a new low in more than 52 years | Anue Ju Heng-US stocks

The US Department of Labor announced on Wednesday (24th) that the number of initial claims for unemployment benefits fell below the 200,000 mark last week, which is far superior to market expectations and has written the lowest record in more than 52 years.

As of the week of November 20, the number of initial unemployment claims in the United States was 199,000, the lowest since November 1969, and was lower than the expected 260,000. The previous value was slightly increased from 268,000 to 270,000; 4 The weekly moving average was reported to be 252,000 people, compared with 273,000 people.

Some economists believe that the sharp decline in the number of receipts at the beginning of last week may be partly related to seasonal adjustment. The number of initial receipts without adjustment is about 258,600, which is actually an increase of 7.6% from the previous week.

As of the week of November 13, the number of U.S. renewed unemployment benefits was 2.049 million, slightly higher than the expected 2.033 million. The previous value was raised from 2.08 million to 2.109 million; the 4-week moving average was 2.117 million. The previous value was reported to 2.165 million people.

Top: Trend chart of the number of initial unemployment benefits, Bottom: Trend chart of the number of renewals (Photo: US Department of Labor)

As of the week of November 6, the total number of people applying for various unemployment benefits across the United States dropped by 750,000 from the previous week to 2.432 million.

In addition to unemployment benefits, it was announced on Wednesday that durable goods orders fell for two consecutive months in October, with a 0.5% month-on-month decrease, unexpectedly worse than expected. However, almost all of them were dragged down by the decline in orders for commercial aircraft. After excluding orders for transportation equipment such as airplanes, October New orders for durable goods increased by 0.5% from the previous month.

Non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a measure of US business investment, increased by 0.6% monthly, slightly higher than market expectations.

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